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Sound man Ronne dies

Vet earned Oscar noms for 'Golden,' 'Silverado'

Three-time Oscar-nominated sound man David Ronne died Jan. 23 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 63.

His Oscar noms were for “On Golden Pond,” “The River” and “Silverado.” Other credits include “Marathon Man,” “Melvin and Howard,” “Beetlejuice,” “Clueless” and “Miami Vice,” as well as this year’s Sundance entry “Slipstream.”

Born in Chicago, Ronne grew up in Los Angeles. He began his career with David Wolper working on documentaries, including those with Jacques Cousteau and the Academy Award-winning “The Hellstrom Chronicle.” As the White House sound recordist, he accompanied Richard Nixon on his historic trip to China.

He was a member of IATSE and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

He is survived by his wife, Rose, a son, a daughter, his mother a sister and a granddaughter.

Donations may be made to KCRW Radio, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405; or to KPCC Radio, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106.

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